October is All Pueblo Reads at the Pueblo Library! This year they are reading The Paris Wife, which is a phenomenal historical fiction story about Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley! If you haven’t read this one? I highly recommend it, it’s a great story! (And if anyone knows me? I read a lot. I’m at 173 books in 2014 so far!)
With All Pueblo Reads there are some great activities going on at the Pueblo Library, and around town! We’ve compiled a list of upcoming Library events for the next week and a half or so! (Be sure to follow their Facebook page for regular updates too!)
Author Talk and Book Signing
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 (Doors open at 1 p.m. Book signing begins at 2 p.m.) Rawlings Library, 2nd floor. Author Paula McLain talks about her work on The Paris Wife. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
A Day in Paris
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m., Lamb
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m., Barkman
Celebrate All Pueblo Reads and enjoy an afternoon with the beloved children’s book, Madeline! Madeline has been entertaining children for 75 years! Families can participate in Madelineinspired crafts and games learn some French words and songs, and even taste test some French snacks
Get Squared Children’s Art Workshop on Cubism
Saturday, Oct. 18, 1-2 p.m.
Rawlings, Idea Factory-2nd floor Cubism, a radically new and highly influential movement in the art world, arose during the 1920s. As a painter herself, Zelda Fitzgerald spent time in the company of Pablo Picasso, one of the pioneers of Cubism. In this workshop, we’ll learn about Cubism. Then, we’ll unleash our own inner Picasso and create our own mini-masterpieces. Easy and fun for all ages.
(Not All Pueblo Reads, but still Library and still great)
10/18, Rawlings, Ryals Room, 2-4pm
Enjoy two hours of free zombie activities, including:
*Make a zombie costume – on us!
Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., Lamb
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 3:30 p.m., Barkman
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., Rawlings
Check out the latest in the Idea Factory collection, the 3Doodler! This awesome device helps you build and sculpt things in mid-air! Build an Eiffel Tower using one of our patterns, or create your own masterpiece.
The Crack Up: Fitzgerald’s Decline in the 1930s
Saturday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Rawlings Library, InfoZone-4th floor
F. Scott Fitzgerald, the admired writer we know today, spent his last years in emotional and financial ruin, convinced that his work had come to nothing. In 1936, just four years before he died at age 44, Fitzgerald wrote several gloomy autobiographical essays that describe his sense of failure. They are, according to one writer, “part self-autopsy and part funeral sermon.” In this Power Point presentation, we’ll look at the reasons behind Fitzgerald’s “crack up” and at how his literary reputation was rescued after his death. Free and open to the public.